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Ohio F.O.P. President Wants Obama’s Backing In State Of The Union

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A police officer patrols near protesters in Ferguson, Missouri last year.
10:37AM
January
20, 2015

The president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police is calling on President Obama to use Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to denounce attacks against police.

One Dead, Another Injured After Cincinnati Overpass Collapses

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A witness told WLWT5 that he heard "a real big boom" and then a couple of seconds later he saw police cars rushing to the scene.
5:55AM
January
20, 2015

Fire and emergency medical officials say a construction worker was killed and a tractor trailer driver injured when an Interstate 75 overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati Monday night.

Ohio Health Department Reports More Flu Hospitalizations

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More than 1,600 Ohioans were hospitalized for the flu during the first full week in January.
11:11AM
January 16, 2015

The Ohio Health Department says more than 1,000 people were hospitalized for the flu during the first full week of the new year.

Progress And Challenges In Ohio’s Human Trafficking Problem

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Ohio's Human Trafficking Task Force was formed by Gov. John Kasich "to marshal the resources of the State of Ohio to coordinate efforts to identify and rescue victims, create a coordinated law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes, and to provide the services and treatment necessary for victims to regain control of their lives. "
8:16AM
January 16, 2015

Experts in the courtroom and on the streets gathered at the Statehouse Thursday to discuss Ohio’s progress in ending human trafficking.

Ohio Flu Hospitalizations Spike Again, 4 Deaths Now Reported

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Health officials say the flu virus turned more deadly in Ohio for the start of the new year. Four influenza related deaths are now confirmed
10:27AM
January 9, 2015

The state Health Department says four people have died from the flu this season in Ohio as hospitalizations continue to rise.

The Passing Of An Era: Well-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies

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Abe Weinrib recorded his story for Columbus' Jewish Community Center in 1987.
8:59AM
January 6, 2015

Abe Weinrib spent the last several decades of his life telling local students about the Nazi occupation of Europe and his time in concentration camps. He died last week at the age of 102.

Snow Covers Freeways, Closes Schools

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Traffic was moving slowly around Columbus early Tuesday, including on St. Rt. 315 at Lane Avenue.
7:49AM
January
6, 2015

Columbus City Schools and most other local school districts opted to cancel classes on Tuesday after several inches of snow blanketed the region.

Ohio Sees Another Spike In Flu Hospitalizations

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Flu cases continue to climb across Ohio. Two people have died from the flu so far this season; one in Licking County.
11:42AM
January 2, 2015

The state says flu hospitalizations continue to spike in Ohio, with a 51 percent jump the last full week of December.

Man Dead After Being Pulled From Far East Side Pond

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10:02AM
December
29, 2014

Police say a man who drove into a pond at a Far East Side apartment complex was pulled from the water by divers but died.

Bodies Of Woman, 3 Grandkids Identified After Fire

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10:23AM
December
26, 2014

Three boys who spent the night with their grandmother so she wouldn’t be alone on Christmas apparently died with her Friday morning as a fire engulfed her home.